Two Killed In Calvert Co. Townhouse Fire, Md Leaders Approve Changing Smoking Age To 21

Two killed in Calvert County townhouse fire…

A grandmother and her thirteen-year-old granddaughter are dead after a massive townhouse fire in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. The identities of the victims have not been released.

Ten firefighters were injured putting out the huge fire that spread to a row of five townhomes. Three firefighters had to be treated at an area hospital. They have all since been released.

It’s believed that the accidental fire started outside and spread into one of the townhomes. A full investigation into the cause is ongoing.

Md leaders approve changing smoking age to 21…

Lawmakers in Maryland voted yesterday in favor of changing the legal age that a person can buy tobacco from 18 to 21. The change includes e-cigarettes and vaping products. It also follows a new study showing a spike in the number of teens using e-cigarettes.

The measure now heads to the desk of Governor Larry Hogan. It’s unclear if he supports the bill or not. If the bill is approved the new law will take effect on October 1st.

Thousands petition to name a road after Nipsy Hussle…

The city of Los Angeles is still reeling from the loss of a community leader, activist, role model, and rapper Nipsy Hussle. The father of five was shot outside of one of his clothing stores on Sunday in South Los Angeles. An online petition has gone viral. Supporters want to name an intersection in South Los Angeles Nipsy Hussle Boulevard.

His accused killer has been arrested. He’s been identified as Eric Holder. He remains in jail in solitary confinement over concerns inmates will kill him in retaliation for the death of a many who gave so much to those in the community.

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